Michael E. Costello
The search for mineral wealth in Connecticut has spanned more than 10,000 years of human history. It began with the migration of Native Americans into the Northeast soon after the last Ice Age glaciers melted away. The natives used materials for many of their tools, cooking vessels, and amulets. European colonists settled in what is now Connecticut in the early 1600s and immediately began searching for deposits of gold, silver, and precious gems....